Maybe the reason I like indie music is because I feel like it deserves more recognition than it deserves and I’m willing to give it that recognition. Maybe it’s over said, but I’m also sick of all the mainstream artists. I don’t exactly consider the following lyrics sung by Justin Bieber in his song, “Baby,” to be lyrically intriguing:
“When I was 13, I had my first love
There was nobody that compared to my baby
And nobody came between us who could ever come above
She had be going crazy, oh I was starstruck
She woke me up daily, don’t need no Starbucks”
With the added poppy beat in the background that is just generic enough that you can’t tell if you heard it on that new Katy Perry song that came out the other month, I can’t stand it. Plus, the shameless product plug stuck in there doesn’t help.
On top of all this, it’s a much more economical decision to be a fan of indie artists (free downloads, wuzzup?!). So here is a list of five indie songs, with free downloads, that far surpass all of the new poppy crap on the market today. They might be my most played new songs for this past week or so, so they’re good stuff, I swear.
1. Generationals- Ten-Twenty-Ten (download)
2. The Mynabirds- Generals (download)
3. Tanlines- All of Me (download)
4. Kishi Bashi- Bright Whites (download)
5. Royal Headache- Girls (download)